​Young Galaxy to Go on "Indefinite Hiatus" After 'Snow Leopard' EP

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BY Sarah MurphyPublished Sep 24, 2018

Young Galaxy have announced plans to go on an indefinite hiatus, but have delivered a parting gift of new material before they go.
They've announced a new EP titled Snow Leopard, which will arrive on September 28. It marks the follow-up to this year's Down Time LP.
The EP focuses on ideas of change, fighting adversity with love, and fearing for the future, and it's been prefaced with a video for "Future."
Director Hotel Sport says the clip "depicts an endless wave of information, a glimpse into the future where everything is hyper-connected and meaningless."
"Future," is joined by two other songs ("Snow Leopard" and "Backwards Love") on the upcoming three-track offering, and will mark the band's final release for the foreseeable future.
Bandmates Catherine McCandless and Stephen Ramsay have both expressed desires to explore solo music and creative projects "beyond prescribed music industry limitations."
Read the duo's farewell-for-now message in its entirety below. Beyond that, watch the video for "Future."
Young Galaxy has been the singular site of all our creative coordinates since 2006.  Generatively, as source, as the conduit for all our content, and as the bloom of each album cycle, it is the flower we have presented to all those who want to listen, see, and appreciate.
YG has had a linear movement until now with Stephen and I as it's central driving force. And to satisfy our need to change and be challenged, each album bloomed differently than the last with loved and varied people to help present it. But now the two of us see that it is a matter of survival, personally and creatively, that we transform our singular process from its linear movement to multiple processes / branched movements.
Young Galaxy will go on hiatus so that we can go inside, stir it up, and regenerate. There will be many more Ramsay and McCandless blooms but they will have new and varied origins, conduits, and presentations. We both wish to focus on solo work, interdisciplinary collaborations, and ways of presenting content beyond prescribed music industry limitations.
Most of all, we want to thank you, the fans, for your support. To all who have listened, come to our shows and kept in touch, you have truly been the reason we have continued to love doing this and believe in it, through the ups and downs of these past 12 years. Thank you again.
We will have lots to announce in the coming months. We will see you soon.
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